Interventional neurology is a specialty that utilizes minimally invasive, image-guided techniques to treat many of the most complex and dangerous diseases of the brain, neck and spine.
One of the primary objectives of interventional neurology is to improve stroke care. A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain has been cut off because a blood clot has blocked a blood vessel. Blood clots can travel to the brain from another artery or they can come from the heart. An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal tangle of blood vessels with the main abnormality being direct communication between arteries and veins without intervening capillaries. An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel.
Using minimally invasive techniques, our interventional neurologists are able to use catheters and coiling technology to remove blood clots. Our recognized team at Miami-Dade Neuroscience Institute treats cerebrovascular disorders, such as brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and stroke. The procedure offers many benefits to our patients including reduced risk, pain and recovery time.
Our interventional neurologists treat the following conditions:
- Acute stroke
- Endovascular treatment of blood vessels in the neck and brain
- Arteriovenous malformations in the brain